Trail culture

Announcing the 2018 Photo Contest Winners

1st Place – Thru-rider on Knife’s Edge by Clare Major

The majestic Pacific Crest Trail through the Goat Rocks Wilderness provides the backdrop for this year’s top photograph in the Pacific Crest Trail Association’s annual photo contest. Photographer Clare Major titled the picture “Thru-rider on Knife’s Edge,” but the image ... Read more

Young, female and eager to cut

By Mary Anne Chute Lynch

Ever hear a metallic, light pinging, “sssccchhh-wing-ing” sound? Crosscut sawyers know what it means.

“Sawyers love nothing more than to cut up some logs and remove them from the trail,” sawyer Maggie Ballew said.

Joan Napolitano helped remove 100 logs last year from 11 miles ... Read more

Billy Goat, the PCT Guru

An excerpt from the PCTA’s 2016 publication of  The Pacific Crest Trail, Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail.  The book is available on Amazon and in the PCTA online store.

By Mark Larabee and Barney Scout Mann

Since 2003, he has wandered the campground at Lake Morena County Park near Campo and ... Read more

Shadows Shall Reappear

By J.J. King, 2017 P3 Hiker

“If all is right within you; if you have enthusiasm; if you have curiosity; if you can take it all as a great adventure; just see what you can do about it, while you are here.”

~ Mardy Murie

Our grand and memorable endeavors ... Read more